Local Community Resources
If you or a loved one is in need of additional help dealing with grief, see our list of suggested books, websites and more below.
Centre for Living with Dying
A program of the Bill Wilson Center that provides individual and small group support for adults, children, and families experiencing life-threatening illness or death of a loved one. Crisis intervention and a broad-based educational program on grief and loss are offered. Grief counseling services are provided by highly trained volunteers, interns, and a dedicated staff.
Hospice of the Valley
Offers grief support at no charge for the family and loved ones of the patient for 13 months as part of hospice services. The Community Grief Center also offers bereavement support to grieving community members on a sliding scale fee.
A center that offers compassionate peer support and education to individuals, families, and organizations coping with death and dying. Kara’s mission is to empower children, teens, and adults to find their way through grief so that they can rebuild their lives with renewed hope and meaning.
Mission Hospice & Home Care
Founded in 1979, Mission Hospice & Home Care is a local, independent nonprofit that provides quality, compassionate end-of-life care for patients and families in San Mateo County and surrounding communities. Mission Hospice hosts ongoing, free drop-in grief support groups, open to the community, in both English & Spanish. Mission Hospice also offers specialized support groups and workshops, as well as individual and family counseling sessions. For more information and a schedule of upcoming group meetings, please visit https://www.missionhospice.org/events-news/calendar-events/.
Pathways Home Health, Hospice & Private Duty
A community based non-profit healthcare organization that offers more than clinical excellence. Pathways provides compassionate, high-quality patient and family-centered home health and hospice care promoting comfort, independence, and dignity. Pathways also provides extensive grief support through support groups, counseling, workshops, publications, and remembrance events.
National Catholic Ministry to the Bereaved – www.griefwork.org
Seasons of Hope: Creating and Sustaining Catholic Bereavement Groups, By Donna MacLeod
Bereavement: Counseling Grieving Throughout the Life Cycle, By David Crenshaw
Association for Death Education and Counseling – www.adec.org
Awaken to Good Mourning, By Mark E. Hundley
Beyond Grief: A Guide for Recovering from the Death of a Loved One, By Carol Staudacher
Finding Hope Again, By Peter Millar
HeartPeace: Healing Help for Grieving Folks, By Richard Gilbert
How We Grieve; Relearning the World, By Thomas Attig
Mourning, By Patrick Del Zoppo
Out of Darkness…into the Dawn, By Sister Marilyn Welch
Safe Passage, By Molly Fumia
Winter Grief, Summer Grace: Returning to Life After a Loved One Dies, By James Miller
All Will Be Well: A Gathering of Healing Prayers, Edited by Lyn Klug
Art of Dying, by Patricia Weenolsen, Ph.D.
Handbook for Mortals: Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness, Edited by Joanne Lynn, MD and Joan Harrold, MD
The End-of-Life Handbook, by David Feldman, Ph.D. & Andrew Lasher, Jr, MD
Facing Death Together: Parish Funerals, by Margaret Smith
Through Death to Life, by Joseph M. Champlin
Articles on Grief & Healing – www.webhealing.com/articles/articlesindex.html
Compassionate Friends – www.thecompassionatefriends.org
Crisis, Grief, and Healing – www.webhealing.com
Embracing our Dying: A Resource for Catholics Facing End-of-Life Issues – https://www.cacatholic.org/
GriefNet – www.griefnet.org
Grief Journey – www.griefjourney.com
Growth House, Inc. – www.growthhouse.org
GriefShare – www.griefshare.org
Hello Grief – www.hellogrief.org
KidsAid – www.kidsaid.com
Open to Hope – www.opentohope.com
The Sibling Connection – www.counselingstlouis.net
My Wonderful Life – www.mywonderfullife.com
Virtual Memorials – www.virtual-memorials.com
Vivir la perdida – www.vivirlaperdida.com
Asociación Nacional del Ministerio a los Afligidos – http://www.griefwork.org/html/SpanishHome.html